EXPLORE Middelburg (Eastern Cape)

Situated in the Upper Karoo in the Eastern Cape is a small town Middelburg.  The town lies halfway between Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein and it is where the shortest route between the Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal begins.

 If you’re travelling through Middelburg you sure will enjoy a true sense of peace and tranquility.  Boasting wide open spaces, Karoo sunsets, starry nights and the fresh air, Middelburg makes a great stopover for travellers on this route. If you are keen on delaying your journey, take some time to walk up the surrounding mountains and see or even pick several species of herbs that grow naturally. The town also offers great curio shopping opportunities where you can buy several handcrafted arts and crafts.  With several markets and shops, you can pick some traditional jewelry, ornaments, beadwork and even leather shoes and products. 
A small town as it is, Middelburg offers exciting outdoor activities that any adventure enthusiast can enjoy. Popular activities include abseiling, hiking, rocking climbing and many other activities to keep you entertained. If you want to learn about the history of the town, no visit is complete without popping into the Middelburg Museum, Gereformeerde Church, the Chair Monument and many other monumental attractions in the town. Accommodation in Middelburg is offered in a variety of options, guesthouses, lodges and comfortable self-catering units.  If you to want to experience the best of the Karoo, stay at one of the guest farms where each morning is welcomed by a hearty Karoo breakfast.

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